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The Scottish Wildcat

Britain's most endangered mammal

The Scottish wildcat is an endangered species, but conservationist groups are fighting hard for its survival and proliferation, and in the process uncovering more facts about this beautiful, rarely-glimpsed, mammal.

This fascinating book on the wildcat by Dr Clegg reveals:

• its inbuilt survival instinct and adaptability
• unusual sightings such as wildcats swimming out to islands in lochs
• a history of the wildcat from prehistoric to the present day
• natural history including breeding and territory
• wildcats and the Scottish clans
• wildcats as medieval vermin or for skins
• dens and territorial ranges
• in captivity, in literature and folklore
• fascinating trail camera footage of this elusive rare mammal
• latest initiatives to save the wildcat

Author: Dr Christopher Clegg
ISBN: 978-1-910723-41-8
Published: September 2017
Format: 246 x 189 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 224
85 colour photographs
Price: £20.00

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The Scottish Wildcat by Dr Christopher Clegg

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